Top Senate Intel Republican ‘Troubled’ By Comey Firing

UNITED STATES - APRIL 12: Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., attends a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing in Dirksen Building on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, featuring ... UNITED STATES - APRIL 12: Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., attends a Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions hearing in Dirksen Building on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, featuring testimony by Education Secretary Dr. John King, April 12, 2016. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call) (CQ Roll Call via AP Images) MORE LESS
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The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), released one of the most critical statements yet from any member of his party on Tuesday’s shocking announcement that President Donald Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey.

Burr, who is leading the Senate’s investigation into alleged coordination between members of the Trump campaign and the Russian government, called Comey a “public servant of the highest order,” and said his firing was “a loss for the Bureau and the nation.”

Burr said he was “troubled by the timing and reasoning of Director Comey’s termination,” and noted that he “has been more forthcoming with information than any FBI Director I can recall in my tenure on the congressional intel committees.”

Like many other lawmakers, Burr expressed concern about the future of the investigation into Russian influence in the U.S. election that Comey was leading at the time he was fired.

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  1. “You were right, Steve! ‘Troubled’ enough to behave himself!”

  2. The more aggressive Democrats are in responding to the Tuesday Afternoon MAGAcre, the more room they’ll give to Republicans like Sen. Burr to at least try to appear reasonable with statements like these. That’s important. We need as few people in Congress as possible normalizing a president attempting to shut down an investigation of himself.

  3. Save your phony act you boot licking Republican motherfucker. We all know you and your party don’t give a flying fuck about this because it would mean putting duty, honesty and country ahead of your partisan position and place at the trough.

    But please, prove me wrong Sen. Richard Burr. I would love for you to make me a liar and hold the Trump crime group to account.

  4. I’m ‘troubled’ by the fact that people don’t know the difference between their and there.

    The President firing someone who is investigating his own Administration, however, is actually ‘disturbing as fuck.’

  5. "I’ll stand up to Trump!!" - Sen Richard Burr

    Oh wait, Richard never said that…sorry…whew, you’re in the clear.

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